Hunter Valley – Lochinvar House

About 100KM outside Sydney and you’re in Wine Country – the Hunter Valley. There are over 120 wineries within about 10 square miles here, so there ought to be something worth drinking here – even for our most discerning of palates.

We’re spending a few nights in a glorious B&B in the heart of The Hunter, with Rebecca, Michael, Isabel and Alice. Lochinvar House is run by Phil and Heather who are great hosts and fantastic cooks.


The house was built in 1841 in the traditional homestead style, and has a very Victorian feel inside. Perhaps it’s sympathetic to the style of the house, then, that it is very very cold.

But there’s going to be plenty to do here – the large gardens are full of fruit and alpacas. Max has spent most of the morning up a tree picking mulberries – even comandeering Phil’s ladder to help reach the juicier ones!

We also loaded the children into the cattle stall. Moooooo!


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